NHL

Tampa Bay Lightning (13-4-1)


Mon. 2/15 Thu. 2/18 Sat. 2/20 Sat. 2/20 Mon. 2/22
vs. Fla
L 4-6
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@ Dal
Ppnd
@ Car
L 0-4
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@ Dal
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@ Car
W 4-2
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McElhinney leads Lightning to 3-1 win over Hurricanes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Curtis McElhinney stopped 31 shots and picked up an assist to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Mikhail Sergachev, Yanni Gourde and Barclay Goodrow all scored for Tampa Bay, which won three of the four consecutive meetings between the teams.

"When you get into a series where you are playing a team four straight, you get pretty familiar with yourself," said McElhinney, who made his third start of the season. "There wasn't much room out there. I have to really hand it to our guys, I thought we really hung in there. That's a huge two points for everybody in that dressing room."

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Leaders
Points: V. Hedman19
Plus/Minus: B. Goodrow9
Shots on Goal: V. Hedman47
PIM: P. Maroon25
Win: A. Vasilevskiy11
Shutouts: A. Vasilevskiy1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 64 (6)
Shots: 542 (17)
PP%: 24.6% (11)
Penalty Minutes: 186 (5)
Assists: 109 (5)
SH Goals: 0 (30)
Standings
Central
  W L OTL Pts
Florida 13 4 2 28
Tampa Bay 13 4 1 27
Chicago 11 6 4 26
Carolina 12 6 1 25
Columbus 8 8 5 21
Dallas 6 5 4 16
Nashville 8 11 0 16
Detroit 6 13 3 15
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 39 (28)
Shots Against: 511 (23)
PK%: 86.9% (4)
Penalty Minutes: 196 (5)
Shutouts: 1 (18)
Sv%: 0.924 (1)
Injuries
Date Player Status
2/11 A. Cirelli Upper-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
1/23 M. Stephens Lower-body injury - left game (IR)
1/3 N. Kucherov Hip (IR)
1/3 M. Gaborik Back (IR)
1/3 A. Nilsson Concussion (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/25 G. Smith Called up from minors from taxi squad
2/25 R. Colton Designated for assignment Taxi squad
2/24 C. Foote Called up from minors from taxi squad
2/24 R. Colton Called up from minors from taxi squad
2/24 L. Schenn Designated for assignment Taxi squad
2/23 A. Barre-Boulet Designated for assignment Taxi squad
2/23 L. Schenn Waived
2/22 A. Barre-Boulet Called up from minors from taxi squad
2/21 G. Smith Designated for assignment Taxi squad
2/20 G. Smith Called up from minors from taxi squad